I’m sure you’ve seen all the promotions and commercials for the new CoverGirl mascara called So Lashy! BlastPRO. CoverGirl recently became the first major makeup brand to feature a male in their advertising campaign, smashing stereotypes and introducing the world to the concept of men in makeup. While I applaud their decision to take the first step in recognizing men in the beauty industry and putting James Charles out there as the face of the brand, I unfortunately don’t applaud their newest mascara.
I received the CoverGirl So Lashy BlastPRO mascara complimentary by Influenster in return for my honest review. You know me…. always honest, no matter what! CoverGirl makes the following claims about this mascara:
Get the bold, dark, voluminous lashes you’ve dreamed of with COVERGIRL So Lashy! BlastPRO Mascara. Our 3-in-1 brush shapes, molds and builds lashes regardless of your lash type, while the specialized ball tip gets the corners and hard to reach lashes. It’s the perfect mascara for any occasion.
BlastPro is available in 5 shades: Extreme Black, Intense Black, Jet Black, Black, Black Brown. It is available in waterproof, although the formula I tested is not waterproof. I typically only wear waterproof formula mascaras since I wear contacts, and I tend to suffer from allergies and eye irritation quite often. Even without any of those issues, if I don’t wear a waterproof formula, it eventually finds its way down the front of my face, making it look like I have two big black eyes or am crying tears of mascara. I kept an open mind and gave his formula a try, especially considering all the hype it’s received.
I conducted my test on a low-key day when I wasn’t wearing a full face of makeup. The applicator has one of those strange “balls” at the top of it, which CoverGirl says will grab any stray lashes and ensure they’re all completely coated with mascara. I think it’s a little strange, definitely not helpful for me personally. It caused more problems than it helped; I accidentally got the formula on my upper eyelid while trying to maneuver their funky wand. The formula itself seemed very thin, not clumpy. That’s all the positive news I can muster up about this mascara.
I have pretty long lashes to begin with, but as I age, they’re becoming more and more difficult to see unless I wear mascara. This formula gave me a very basic coating that helped me see my lashes, but it didn’t make them stand out or pop. It didn’t appear to lengthen them, help preserve the curl, or add any volume whatsoever. My lashes appeared as thin as always, just a little more visible, with a very natural appearance. Where was the vava voom? It was clearly missing.
When I wear a mascara, I want my lashes to say “HELLO…. LOOK AT ME!” If I wanted a subtle, completely natural look, I wouldn’t wear mascara at all. A good mascara should give the lashes volume, length, and make them stand out. So Lashy did none of those things. I only wore the mascara for a 6 hour test. At the end of the 6 hours, I had dark circles of mascara under my eyes and on my eyelids from transfer. It didn’t stay on my lashes where it belonged but instead proceeded to transfer onto my skin with every blink of my eyes. By this time, I was ready to wash my face and remove all traces of black mascara from my face and eyes. This experience was unfortunately a big disappointment for me personally, but as with all cosmetic products, what doesn’t work for me may work great for others!
Photos – After 6 Hours of Wear
Hit or Miss? Total miss!
Price: $10.49 (prices vary)
Where to Buy: Available at Ulta. Or any drugstore where Cover Girl products are sold